Kimberly

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A life long crafter, I found my passion in painting on glass, especially toasting glasses for brides, as well as chainmaille jewelry in between chasing my two boys to various sports events and clubs. This passion for handmade led my husband and I to start the www.HandmadeArtists.com and our passion for getting other handmade artists seen no matter where they sell led to acquiring It's Better Handmade! My hope is that by working with other creative people more buyers will come to understand the true value of handmade.

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Win a Gift that is “The Cat’s Meow!”
By February 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Win a Gift that is “The Cat’s Meow!”

  Join Alicia C. as she celebrates her cat’s 3rd birthday on her Etsy shop’s Facebook page, RecycledSerendipity (http://www.facebook.com/RecycledSerendipity). February 4 until March 5th will go to the cats (and their ‘people’) as  ‘Sir Thomas Rollercoaster’ is honored with giveaways, new shop item unveilings, surprise high-value coupon codes, fun kitty posts, and MORE! Currently, you […]

Happy Read in the Bathtub Day!
By February 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Happy Read in the Bathtub Day!

Don’t know where you are from, but where I live in the North East we are again getting snow!  While lovely to look it, what I really love to do on days like this is sink into a hot bathtub and close off the day.  Good thing for me it is National Read in the […]

Who are They Sending Your Customers To?
By January 28, 2016 2 Comments Read More →

Who are They Sending Your Customers To?

I was sitting down this morning, drinking my coffee and trying to get my brain in gear for the day while watching the Today show.  The feature was about Valentine’s Day and great personal gifts to give…great!  Maybe some ideas!  They went a few along with big name websites such as Snapfish and Pier One […]

Happy Kazoo Day!
By January 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Happy Kazoo Day!

Now maybe is was all those gift bags my kids got at birthday parties containing those plastic Kazoo’s that causes my adverse reaction to celebrating such a day…but rather than walk away I decided to embrace the spirit with a feature full of works of art inspired by music! From Beaded Sunshine comes a classy […]

Top Ten Tips to Grow an Online Business
By December 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Top Ten Tips to Grow an Online Business

There are so many blogs, articles, videos and information out there on how to really sell your crafts online that it can be too overwhelming to really comprehend…so what do we do?  Shut it off and dive in and then wonder where we went wrong! To help make it a bit easier to digest, I’ve […]

Why am I Not Selling?  Photos, Photos, Photos!!
By November 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Why am I Not Selling? Photos, Photos, Photos!!

It is a question I see daily on blogs, facebook groups and forums all over the internet, “Why am I not selling?”  While I do not claim to know it all, though my family may disagree with that, I do know that after a number of years selling online as well as running a number […]

These are Laws????
By October 29, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

These are Laws????

All around the world, there are laws on the books that make us scratch our heads and wonder who thought up these things, took the time to write them up, and used government man hours to enact them into laws! For example, did you know that in Paulding, Ohio it is legal for a policeman […]

Polymer Clay Adventure Retreat – Win Your Ticket!
By October 5, 2015 Read More →

Polymer Clay Adventure Retreat – Win Your Ticket!

Have you spent hours drooling over the amazing Polymer Clay and Mixed Media art out there but have NO idea where to even begin?  Now is your chance to take classes with over 24 talented artists and connect with other lovers of art from around the world….all from the comfort of your own computer with […]

Are You a Seller With Questions?
By September 8, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

Are You a Seller With Questions?

Have you created something beautiful and all your friends say “You should sell that!” Are you a handmade seller that has hit a wall when it comes to sales despite trying all the old tricks?  What is the most common question from handmade sellers….”Why am I not selling?” There is finally a place to go […]

It’s Welsh Rarebit Day
By September 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

It’s Welsh Rarebit Day

No, that is not a typo, it is actually called Welsh Rarebit.  So, what is it?  Well, it actually toast with hot cheese sauce poured over it.  So why call it Rarebit?  Maybe the same reason that a soup that does not include a turtle is called Mock Turtle Soup….we may never know. In honor […]

Don’t Pay Attention to the Doubters!
By July 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Don’t Pay Attention to the Doubters!

Since you began your crafting business, has anyone ever told you that you should just give it up?  You will never be successful?  You will never be able to make a living doing what you love?  If so, you are NOT alone!  Over history, many of our most influencial people were told that they were […]

Don’t Step on a Bee Day!
By July 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Don’t Step on a Bee Day!

You ever step on a bee?  Not fun!  I didn’t realize that this was cause for a holiday….but hey, who am I to question it! Just a note before we share some amazing handmade treasures featuring Bee-utiful works of bee art….if you do get stung, the two remedies I found that actually work to take […]

Art is in the Eye of the Beholder

Art is in the Eye of the Beholder

Art is so personal and beauty is in the eye of the beholder….That being said, check out some amazing works from the talented group on HandmadeArtists!

Tickle Me Pink

Tickle Me Pink

Handmade treasures that are so sugar sweet you just want to eat them up all created by the talented artists at HandmadeArtists and inspired by PINK!  This super pink infusion was curated by Monika of My European Touch!

Art is in the Eye of the Beholder

Art is in the Eye of the Beholder

Thankfully, there are as many visions of art as there are people in the world!  In honor of the amazing art, please enjoy the variety from the talented people at Handmade Artists created by Trusk4U!

Because It’s Saturday

Because It’s Saturday

What better way to spend a Saturday than looking at amazing handmade art?  Currated by ClemmieV’s, this beautiful list featuring artists from HandmadeArtists just makes my day.

Shades of Yellow
By April 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Shades of Yellow

With the winter to many of us endured, I thought you would enjoy a bit of color for your day compliments of Zozo featuring some of the talented artists on HandmadeArtists inspired by yellow!

It’s All About the Bling
By March 30, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

It’s All About the Bling

Sometimes you just need a bit of bling to brighten up your day!  Why not check out the handmade treasures from the talented artists on HandmadeAritsts who also love to Bring on the Bling!

Can’t You Do It Cheaper?
By March 19, 2015 7 Comments Read More →

Can’t You Do It Cheaper?

If you are an artist or a crafter then I’m sure this has happened to you….a customer inquires about your treasures whether online or in person at a craft fair; you spend time explaining materials and design then the question comes, “Can you do this any cheaper?”  or “I can get this at WalMart/Target/the Dollar […]

Just Because
By March 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Just Because

Sometimes you just want to find something special, no occasion but just because!  This Just Because collection is a wonderful example of just that curated by Teresa of Trusk4U!  

The One Day Everyone is Irish
By March 17, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

The One Day Everyone is Irish

Every year the Irish and the Irish at heart around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!  A day that began as a regligious feast for the patron saint of Ireland has now become an international party celebrating Irish culture with parades, food and lots of green!  Get into the spirit with these handmade goodies in honor […]

But that is Offensive
By March 8, 2015 3 Comments Read More →

But that is Offensive

What is art for? In my humble opinion it is to evoke some sort of emotion and sometimes that emotion is not the happy butterflies and spring flowers feeling but anger or frustration or heartache….so does that mean it isn’t art and should be removed?  Then you must ask yourself, who gets to decide what […]

That’s Not How You Do It!
By March 7, 2015 6 Comments Read More →

That’s Not How You Do It!

I’m a quilter, among other things, and I quilt by hand.  And when I do a show, I invariably at least once get told, “that’s not how you do it.”  This is typically followed by, “your stitches are too big/not all the same size,” or “you’re supposed to use all the same color thread,” or […]

What Does Your Name Mean?
By March 4, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

What Does Your Name Mean?

Today is the day to discover what your name means!  Try it, Google it, find out if your name really represents what you are.  In honor of the day, check out some handmade treasures from the artists on HandmadeArtists.com that create around your name! Established date sign Personalized name sign Aged pallet wood Family names […]

Featured Artist Lissa of Spirit Beads Jewelry
By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Featured Artist Lissa of Spirit Beads Jewelry

There are some people with the perfect attitude towards life and work and creative pursuits and when you find them, hold on because you are in for a ride!  Lissa fits this bill and despite life handing her a few lemons, she has made a place for herself in the creative world. Lissa was always […]

Handmade is….?
By February 23, 2015 9 Comments Read More →

Handmade is….?

I realize that I am about to step out on a limb here, but I really want to know what you think???  According to Webster’s Dictionary, handmade is made with the hands or by using hand tools.  Sounds simple enough, but is it?  With all the publicity surrounding the extremely successful “handmade” Etsy seller I thought […]

Ask Not What a Selling Site Can Do For You……
By February 20, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

Ask Not What a Selling Site Can Do For You……

I’ve seen many people around the internet complaining about lack of sales.  Are times tough, um, yes; are people a bit more tight fisted with their money, um, yes; are there people making a living creating handmade goodies, um, YES!  So what are they doing that you are not? One common comment I’ve seen time […]